- San Antonio is the 7th-largest city in the United States
- Between 2003 and 2013, the Alamo Region’s population grew 23%, which is greater than the state growth of 20% and the national growth of 9%
- The Alamo Region accounted for 16% of all net migration to Texas in 2013
- From 2003 to 2013, the per capita persona income growth in the region was 42%, which is lower than the Texas average of 46% but higher than U.S. average of 37%
- Personal income grew from $60 billion in 2003 to $104 billion in 2013, which accounts for 9% of the state’s total personal income and is greater than 16 states across the country.
- Job growth in the region was 18.6%, which was slightly lower than the Texas average of 19.6% but significantly greater than the U.S. average of 4.7%
- Lackland Air Force Base
- Fort Sam Houston
- Randolph Air Force Base
The Alamo Region faces a water shortage in the coming years. Despite having a surplus of water in 2010, the region could face a shortage as soon as 2020. This could affect the rapid economic and demographic growth in the region. By 2060, the region is expected to need 22% more water than they will have at their disposal.
To alleviate the potential consequences, counties such as Bexar, have worked to curb consumption through water conservation plans. San Antonio has reduced its per capita consumption of water by 40% despite having a rapidly growing population.
- Fiesta celebrations in San Antonio last 11 days and generate $300 million in economic impact
- San Antonio produces all Toyota Tundras sold in the U.S. A new truck rolls our every 61 seconds
- The Kerrville Folk Festival runs 24 hours a day for 18 days and attracts 30,000 guests